3 posts tagged heemeyer

It’s fake news to say that Heemeyer easement was taken or lost

Fake news has become a key part of many people’s opinions about Marv Heemeyer’s Killdozer rampage. I know because I’ve seen it happen three times in the last week. There I am, selling my book KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage, and a person tells me the same old fake news story. This well-meaning person tells me that Marvin Heemeyer was wronged by the town of Granby because the town took the easement to his property where he operated his muffler shop. This, ...

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Other rampages, film may have influenced Heemeyer

Where did Marv Heemeyer get the idea for his bulldozer-tank? He never states in his tapes or writings where he got the idea for the tank or the rampage itself.  And yet, there were several incidents that took place in the 1990s, and one in 1981, that might have planted the seed. One incident wasn’t so far away from Granby. Rampage in Alma, Colorado In Alma, Colorado, another mountain town 70 miles southwest of Granby, a similar event took place in 1998. On Feb. 28, Thomas Dean Leask, ...

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Antigovernmental Antihero

Marvin Heemeyer may not have been particularly anti-government. Marv even says he sees himself as an American Patriot (which has other connotations too). But his fan base has taken his perceived anti-government stance and made it into a cult of adoration for Marv. This works to create an irrational sensation about government.  After all,  government has been taking it on the chin in America. It was in the Seventies when the American public’s perception of their government began to ...

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